The Players Championship had three early leaders in the first round, with Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson and Alex Noren on six under.
Ryan Evans finished with an eagle to join Lucas Bjerregaard in a share of the lead after round one at Verdura Golf Club.
Dustin Johnson and Webb Simpson held a share of the lead at the Players Championship, with the likes of Tiger Woods still to come.
News of Alex Ferguson's illness left Rory McIlroy "shocked" and the Northern Irishman wished the former Manchester United manager well.
It did not quite work out how he expected at the Masters, but Rory McIlroy is confident his game is in good shape.
Keith Mitchell has been given a spot at The Players Championship after Englishman Paul Casey pulled out of the event with a back injury.
Having missed the last two Opens, three-time champion Tiger Woods is set to compete for the Claret Jug at Carnoustie in July.
Dustin Johnson is confident of breaking through for his maiden Players Championship title if he can roll the ball better on the greens.
Rickie Fowler is grouped alongside Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson during the first two rounds of The Players Championship.
Tiger Woods admitted he did not know what to expect on his comeback as he prepares to tee it up at The Players Championship.